Dr. Johanny B. De La Paz

Title: Vice President of Human Resources
Company: Independent Living Systems
Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Dr. Johanny B. De La Paz, Vice President of Human Resources at Independent Living Systems, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in human resources.

At the age of 19, Dr. De La Paz commenced her career working with one of the largest staffing agencies in the world. At Aerotek Staffing, she started from the bottom as a receptionist and moved up the ranks to a position in human resources. Falling in love with the field, she went on to work as an employment consultant for South Florida Workforce from 2006 to 2014. Dr. De La Paz joined Independent Living Systems, LLC in 2014, in which she serves as recruiting manager, senior director of human resources and vice president of human resources. In her role, she oversees every market operation, turnover and brokers and works alongside the chief financial officer to evaluate the budgeting aspect of each market.

Matriculating at St. Thomas University, Dr. De La Paz earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminalistics and criminal science in 2008, a Master of Arts in business administration in 2011 and a Doctor of Education in business administration and management in 2020. She recalls her most notable achievement was writing a 450-page dissertation for her doctorate while working full time. Dr. De La Paz attributes all of her success to her parents, who sought a better life for their family and left their native Dominican Republic for opportunities in the United States. Dedicated to giving back to the community, she is a volunteer at a homeless shelter and a mentor for Women of Tomorrow. In the coming years, Dr. De La Paz plans to focus on building her company called the Recruitment Group.

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